The Entrepreneurs Network’s report on the Untapped Unicorns – the underfunded female entrepreneurs – has received widespread media coverage.
In summary the report showed that there is an evident gender bias against female entrepreneurs receiving funding from capital providers; despite the fact that female-led businesses are less likely to fail. The Entrepreneurs Network’s Annabel Denham comments that this data is frustrating and recommends a change in education, culture and data collecting to combat the evident bias.
We need to stop sexism in start-up investment, The Guardian
Greater efforts required to fund female-led firms, The Scotsman
How to tap into government funding for female entrepreneurs, SmallBusiness.co.uk
Call to ‘untap funding’ for female entrepreneurs, BusinessCloud.co.uk
Female entrepreneurs need more access to funding, according to report, WeAreTheCity.com
Lack of investment opportunities sees female startup founders lose out, BusinessAdvice.co.uk
How Britain can drive the growth of female entrepreneurship, Startups.co.uk
Untapped unicorns in North East England (and how we are helping Shorthand Social
Investment culture remains very much male-dominated The National
Plugging the Gender Funding Gap, The Huffington Post